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Course Detail

Course Name Herbal Drug Technology – Practical
Course Code BP609 P
Program B. Pharm. (Regular/ Lateral)
Semester Six
Credits 2
Year Taught 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018


‘Herbal Drug Technology – Practical’ is a course offered in the sixth semester of B. Pharm program at School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Course Content

Course Duration: 4 Hours/Week

  1. To perform preliminary phytochemical screening of crude drugs.
  2. Determination of the alcohol content of Asava and Arista
  3. Evaluation of excipients of natural origin
  4. Incorporation of prepared and standardized extract in cosmetic formulations like creams, lotions and shampoos and their evaluation.
  5. Incorporation of prepared and standardized extract in formulations like syrups, mixtures and tablets and their evaluation as per Pharmacopoeial requirements.
  6. Monograph analysis of herbal drugs from recent Pharmacopoeias
  7. Determination of Aldehyde content
  8. Determination of Phenol content
  9. Determination of total alkaloids


Recommended Books (Latest Editions)

  1. Textbook of Pharmacognosy by Trease & Evans.
  2. Textbook of Pharmacognosy by Tyler, Brady & Robber.
  3. Pharmacognosy by Kokate, Purohit and Gokhale
  4. Essential of Pharmacognosy by Dr.S.H.Ansari
  5. Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry by V.D.Rangari
  6. Pharmacopoeal standards for Ayurvedic Formulation (Council of Research in Indian Medicine & Homeopathy)
  7. Mukherjee, P.W. Quality Control of Herbal Drugs: An Approach to Evaluation of Botanicals. Busi- ness Horizons Publishers, New Delhi, India, 2002.

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